Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Narrator

Kaitlin Sullivan is an animation production manager from the New York area. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012 with a BFA in feature animation, and a years long passion for film production. With a strong artistic background and a Tetris-like mindset for prioritizing tasks, Kaitlin has a zeal for working with her team to produce quality animation.

She is the production manager of Moon Animate Make-Up, a crowdsourced, non-profit animation collaborations she spearheaded by herself. Over ten months, she personally recruited and managed almost three hundred animators to re-animate an episode of Sailor Moon, shot-by-shot in each artist's personal style. The result was a twenty-three minute parody episode that received over one million views its first week, overwhelming positive feedback, and extensive press coverage. In 2015 she released a similar project for Bartkira which re-animated the Akira trailer with Simpsons characters in the style of the early Klasky-Csupo days. She has also worked in production for Hinge Digital, HouseSpecial, Blue Sky Studios, Titmouse Inc, and NBC TV.

Kaitlin's ambitions involve revitalizing 2D animation with new developments in animation software and cloud technology in how we create and communicate. Instead of having artists uproot their lives and families for each new job, she is excited about the possibilities of creating original work, from shorts to features, out of one's home office with a collaboration of remote artists.

When she isn't mulling over her projects-in-progress, she can usually be found at her local bakery with black coffee and a pastry. Other interests include the opera, epidemiology, 20th century history and nail polish. She lives, works, and revels in Portland, OR.